Skillet Biscuits & Sausage Gravy

Skillet Biscuits & Sausage Gravy

Skillet Biscuits & Sausage Gravy

Cheddar Jalapeño Buttermilk Biscuits with creamy pork sausage gravy

Savory cheddar jalapeño biscuits (with real cheddar cheese and spicy jalapeños), topped off with pork sausage gravy! 

The just-add-water biscuit dough is easily mixed in the bag and skillet–baked in a fry pan. The texture is light and fluffy and the flavor is a perfect blend of cheddar and spice.

Topped with our own family favorite – creamy pork sausage gravy – this dish makes for a hearty, lip-smackin'  “cowboy-style” breakfast!

4.34 fork rating
(from 1105 fork ratings)


  • 1 Serving Meal
  • Dietary Considerations:  vegetarian biscuits with pork sausage gravy
    • all-natural ingredients
    • 790 calories
    • 17 g protein
  • Meal Net Weight:  6.0 oz | 171 g    
  • Meal Includes:  biscuit dough mix; gravy mix with sausage (with small Cook-in-Bag™ for prep); organic extra virgin olive oil
  • Required:  cool water for mixing biscuit dough;  pan for skillet-baking biscuits;  boiling water for Cook-in-Bag™ gravy 
  • Recommended:  long-handled spoon for mixing dough;  Cook-in-Cozy™; heat diffuser; heat-tolerant spatula


Cooking method
Water required
7 ounces
cool & boiling water
Cook time
15 minutes
3 biscuits & 6 ounces gravy

Cooking instructions

all interior packets and natural desiccants (2 total) from main meal pouch and gravy pouch.

2/3 cup (5 oz / 147 ml) of boiling water to the gravy pouch; stir and keep warm. Placing in Cook-in-Cozy™ is recommended but not required. 

Now add 1/4 cup (2 oz / 59 ml) of cool water to the main meal pouch and stir to create a moist biscuit dough.

1/2 of olive oil packet into the skillet.

dough into skillet forming 4 equally-sized biscuits.

lid on top.


over low heat for 3 minutes. Then remove lid, drizzle remaining oil over biscuit tops and flip to bake the other side until golden & firm.

topped with dollops of hot sausage gravy!

Ingredients & Nutrition

Biscuit Mix (enriched bleached flour [wheat flour, niacin (B3), iron, thiamin mononitrate (B1), riboflavin (B2), folic acid (B9)], palm oil, salt, contains less than 2% of: corn syrup solids, baking soda, sodium aluminum phosphate, sugar, sodium caseinate, mono & diglycerides), Gravy Mix (food starch-modified, palm oil, enriched bleached flour [wheat flour, niacin, iron, thiamin mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid], maltodextrin, salt, corn syrup solids, whey, sugar, contains less than 2%: buttermilk, nonfat milk, black pepper, mono & diglycerides, sodium caseinate, lactalbumin, dicalcium phosphate, color added), Pork Sausage (pork, salt, spices, sugar, sodium phosphate), Buttermilk (sweet cream buttermilk solids), Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Colby Cheese (pasteurized milk, cheese cultures, salt, enzymes, annatto), Polenta (corn meal), Jalapeno Pepper, Red Pepper Spice (salt, spices, garlic, silicon dioxide), Organic Chives, Spices, Parsley
Special Notes:

CONTAINS: Milk, Soy, Wheat


Customer Reviews

4.34 fork rating
(from 1105 fork ratings)

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by James Moore
It tasted good, but...
I'm not sure what went wrong, but I ended up with sausage soup instead of sausage gravy. I used the 5 oz of water that was called for in the directions. Maybe I wasn't supposed to reseal the bag while the gravy sat? Maybe that would have helped it thicken?
Staff reply
Thanks for feedback, James! We've found that if the water being added to the gravy is not BOILING, then the gravy will not thicken properly. In fact, even if too much water is added, as long as your water is boiling it'll thicken right up! And we do recommend resealing the bag as the gravy sits, this helps hold the heat in.

by Ron Mueller
I love this breakfast, no matter when I eat it. I have had this for dinner, when I have more time for prep and it is simply the best. Yes, pan frying the biscuits seems a pain, but man is it worth it.

Perfect! Please don't change a thing.

by Bubba the Backpacker
Not a fan of sweet breakfasts, like more of the savory and spicy stuff to get the day started. This fit the bill perfectly. Cheddar jalapeno biscuits were outstanding and sausage gravy was creamy and meaty. Great job on this one Packit Gourmet!

by William Ketner
Yet another PackitGourmet favorite! Had this for breakfast on a short trip. Just the right amount of kick and the gravy and biscuits came out perfectly. Superb combination of flavors. Great change from the usual oatmeal, granola or meal bar for breakfast. Will buy again.

by Brian P.
Another masterpiece from Packit Gourmet! Absolutely delicious with the right amount of spice. Better than some restaurants. Loved it so much, we eat it at home and not just on the trail!

by RockTreeWater
Terrific Breakfast! Not a quick bug-out breakfast, but definitely worth the time if you have an easy day on the trail. This breakfast will be in my pack from now on.

by Amanda Friedrich
These were so good! I made my dough a little too soft and ended up having a thick pancake, but the flavor was great. The gravy was impressive. Definitely on my list to bring again.

by Keith R
When your out on the trail for several days you crave the taste and texture of a biscuit this hits the spot. Along with the sausage gravy...yum, yum. If your using a backpacking stove or an alcohol stove the trick is low heat otherwise you will burn them. I used a wood burning solo stove, letting the coals burn down to a low simmer. Baked in a titanium pan and plate as a cover they came out perfect. Excellant.

by Kyle Goulet
These are very good, the gravy with the sausage crumbles was very good. Would buy this again

*This review was submitted for the previously available Skillet Buttermilk Biscuits. This was the base recipe for the Cheddar Jalapeño Biscuits and the Gravy recipe has remained the same.

by ️Mason Slabaugh
A huge hit with the kids and adults alike, placing my second order for them today!

by Scott P.
These were surprisingly easy to cook and were ridiculously good. The oatmeal eaters at camp were super jealous when they saw me eating these.

by Scott R.
The biscuits and gravy is something right out of a restaurant. It has become a staple of EVERY trip I take. Just sayin'

*This review was submitted for the previously available Skillet Buttermilk Biscuits. This was the base recipe for the Cheddar Jalapeño Biscuits and the Gravy recipe has remained the same.

by tyler
I took these on my backpack last year, and will be bringing them again this year. The other guys were very jealous and I think they'll be ordering some too. Very, very good stuff.

*This review was submitted for the previously available Skillet Buttermilk Biscuits. This was the base recipe for the Cheddar Jalapeño Biscuits and the Gravy recipe has remained the same.

by Cort
Backpacking breakfasts have been pretty lame until these came around. Wow, just wow! Not overly spicy but enough to get you going. I love these!

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Press articles


If you're ready for something a whole lot tastier on your next field outing, look no further than these delightful biscuits from Packit Gourmet. Just add water to the bag and mix, then "bake" in a skillet pan and you'll have light and fluffy cheddar jalapeño biscuits, which are topped with rich Pepper Cream Gravy and pork sausage crumbles.

— Fish Alaska Magazine, 2016 Editors' Choice Award


When it comes to comfort food, good ol' biscuits and gravy is in the top ten. Austin, Texas-based Packit Gourmet has perfected this spicy recipe so you can have flavor-packed, diner-style biscuits and gravy in camp or on trail with little effort.... Be warned: these are so tasty you're not going to want to share. Better order extra!

— Washington Trails Magazine, 2015 Editors' Choice Award

Frequently Asked Questions

What size pan will I need to cook the Skillet Biscuits?
We're big fans of GSI cookware and typically use the Pinacle 8" skillet. You can go as small as a 6" inch skillet with our breads. Our baking recipes (biscuits and skillet bread) require a lid with a skillet, but you can also use aluminum foil and create a dome over the skillet — it works great and saves on space!
Jalapeño Biscuits?! How spicy are these?
There is some spice in the biscuits from the dehydrated jalapeños, but overall the dish has a low to medium spice level. If sharing with someone sensitive to spice, the jalapeños can be picked out of the cooked biscuit if needed. The Gravy is peppery, but not spicy.
What is the portion size of this dish?

Your package will make three biscuits about 3 inches in diameter and enough gravy to top all biscuits (6oz gravy).

If eating the biscuits as a side dish, you can divide the dough into 4 biscuits.

Why are a heat diffuser & heat-tolerant spatula recommended?

For best results when using Packit Gourmet's Skillet-Bake technique, we recommend using a Heat Diffuser under your skillet to prevent scorching the biscuits. This is especially true if using lightweight cookware on strong direct heat such as a JetBoil. 

If you do not take a diffuser, folded aluminum foil can help diffuse the heat as well. 

A sturdy heat-tolerant spatula is helpful for a smooth exit from the pan.

Do I have to have a lid on the skillet while cooking the biscuits?
If you'd prefer to ditch your skillet lid, you can also create a dome lid using aluminum foil. If doing this, ensure the aluminum is all the way around the top of the skillet, so an oven-like environment is created for baking.

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